Disasters Emergency Committee
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) have brought together 15 leading UK aid charities including Oxfam, Save the Children UK and British Red Cross to support with the disaster. DEC charities and their local partners are in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries providing food, water, shelter and medical assistance.
- £10 could provide 1 person hygiene supplies for a month
- £50 could provide blankets for 4 families
- £100 could provide food for 2 families for a month
University of Bath Appeal
The University is also appealing for money to support students from Ukraine studying at Bath, as well as hundreds more from the wider region, including Russia. Students’ families have had their lives severely disrupted, which has a knock-on impact on family income and savings. In addition, there are difficulties with exchange rates and accessing money.
The University has already made awards of several thousand pounds and sadly anticipate that need continuing into the summer and beyond. Each student’s hardship fund payment is individual to their needs but the standard grant is currently £3,000.
Whatever you can afford will provide practical, emergency support and show affected students that the whole university community is behind them as they continue their studies in such difficult circumstances.
Building your knowledge will enable you to understand what is going on and engage in taking action in a meaningful way.
- Read up about what is going on in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.
- Level-up your understanding of why this war is happening.
- Ensure you find out what the short and long-term consequences are for the people of Ukraine, Russia, and neighbouring countries.
- Find out more about the international response, treatment of refugees, and sanctions.
Here are some useful free sources, all these media sites have Ukraine topic pages with a variety of articles: BBC News, The Guardian, The New York Times, ITV News.
At times like these, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. And while you may be thinking about the sad events occuring in Ukraine, you must also ensure you looking after yourself.
Clinical psychologist Dr Emma Hepburn says it's something we often do when faced with uncertainty, but instead of filling in the gaps with useful information, we can end up catastrophising.
"The way we seek clarity is to look for more information, but that often creates less clarity, cause we're seeing the same information again and again and it doesn't allow us to step back.”